Heart Health

What does 120/80 mean? | What about 140/90? | Understanding your numbers is key.

Knowing your numbers is important! The American Heart Association recommends that you be aware of five key numbers: Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI). We know our phone numbers, pin numbers, passwords, and birthdates, but do we know the most crucial numbers for our heart health? It could just save your life. WHA highly recommends that you make an appointment with your healthcare provider to “know your numbers”.


High blood pressure often has no signs or symptoms, so measuring your blood pressure is the first step in protecting yourself against the risks. With those numbers, you and your doctor can piece together a plan to manage your health.

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